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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (238 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William C. Taylor Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Meet the innovators and upstarts who are inventing the future of business. Their unconventional ideas and groundbreaking strategies can become your business plan for the 21st century: a better way to lead, compete, and succeed.

Business as usual is a bust. In industry after industry, the old guard is cutting back and losing ground. Meanwhile, organizations that were once dismissed as upstarts, or mavericks, are making waves and growing fast. The only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something truly original.

That's the lesson behind the companies, executives, and entrepreneurs you'll meet in Mavericks at Work. They have devised exciting new answers to the timeless challenges facing organizations of every size and leaders in every field: how you make strategy, unleash new ideas, and connect with customers.

Their success demonstrates that:

  • Being different makes all the difference
  • The company with the smartest customers wins
  • Great leaders are insatiable learners

    Mavericks at Work will help you to think bigger, aim higher, and win more decisively. Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nadia | 2/19/2014

      " I'm a huge fan of Fast Company, but this book felt a little too ADD to me. Which sucks, because I'm totally buying what they are selling. I feel like the first three or four paragraphs of each chapter (with a couple sprinkled through out) were right on and I could've tossed the rest. Perhaps a better featured article (or several featured articles). Still, a lot of information in this one, so if you are feeling patient -- pick up a copy. On sale. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 2/10/2014

      " I agree with everything they say in this book, but I found their thesis to be slightly vague and I wanted more details about how their suggestions can be applied to real businesses. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori Grant | 2/6/2014

      " A should-read book on executive ability in managing your career. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Blog on Books | 2/3/2014

      " Like a host of the new "psychosocial" business books, Mavericks at Work describes what it takes to have a breakthrough corporate success in the new millennium. The focus is not so much on the business styles of the 50's and 60's, as illustrated by the work of, say Peter Drucker, but rather it focuses on the new gestalt of branding through an intense devotion to customer service. By examining companies from the large scale of Proctor & Gamble and the World Bank, as well as new upstarts like Craigslist and ING Direct to open source communities like Wikipedia and TopCoder, authors William Taylor and Polly LaBarre take a new approach to finding out what the basis of the new energy and focus of companies who's products or services allow them to differentiate themselves and pull away from the pack. As veterans of the cutting edge business magazine Fast Company, the authors are well suited to have the inroads and knowledge in witnessing what works (and what doesn't) for the new breed of entrepreneurs or those within established enterprises trying to re-write the rules of business in the new world order. In addition, the pair operate one of the best follow-on websites we've seen featuring outtakes from the book, a blog, podcasts, interviews and information about their 'Mavericks Live' special events around the country [...:]. A must for anyone thinking about Business 2.0. - Tim Devine "

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